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Diana Reichenberger

Diana Faye Reichenberger, 78, passed away quietly on Friday May 5, 2023. She lived a life filled with love of family, friends and quilting.

Diana (Neumiller) was born November 8, 1944, to Alice (Brown) Neumiller and Lawrence Neumiller. She was the eldest of six children. Her childhood was spent in Heaton; and her later years in Bowdon. Diana graduated from Bowdon High School in 1962.

On September 22, 1963, Diana married the love of her life – Gerald “Jerry” Walter Reichenberger at First Lutheran Church of New Rockford.  Diana met Jerry at a Bowdon Roller Skating night when she was 14 and knew he was the ‘one’. The newlyweds eventually settled at the Reichenberger family farm near Cathay. Diana and Gerald were blessed with four children.

For Diana, life on the farm had new experiences: milking cows, raising chickens, caring for a huge garden, driving grain trucks, etc. She was involved with her children’s activities with the PTA, 4-H and Farmers Union. When the kids were older she worked for Papa Wachenski’s in New Rockford and for Elive Jones – sewing bridal gowns with Moneen Edinger. Diana loved to be creative and spent her free time painting, doing embroidery and sewing.

In 2009, Diana moved to Carrington. She worked at Designer Fabrics sewing sample quilts and was very involved in the quilting community. While living in Carrington, Diana formed a wonderful relationship with the Threadgold family. Nicole and Barry became great friends, and she was a special nana to Olivia and Alec.

Diana was preceded in death by husband, Gerald; parents, Alice and Lawrence; sister, Phyllis (Neumiller) Gillispie; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Fjeldahl. She is survived by daughters: Susan (Tim) Scott, Sharon (Bob) Barker; sons: Shawn, Tom (Laura); grandchildren: Brandon Barker, Allison Barker, Megan Scott (Zach Chapin), and Madison Scott; sisters: Kathleen Fjeldahl, Joleen (Mike) Scott; and brothers: Daryl (Jeanie) and Randy as well as numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nephews.


Diana’s Visitation will be held one hour prior to her service from 10:00AM – 11:00AM on Friday, May 12, 2023, with her Funeral Service following at 11:00AM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.

Her Burial will be at the Lakeview Cemetery, Cathay, ND, at a later date.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My deepest condolences at this time to the whole Reichenberger Family. I will truly miss Aunt Diana and wish that I had gotten more time to spend with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  2. So sorry for the loss of your mom. We were neighbors at Cathay and I watched Diana as a young mother and was inspired by her life. Such a gentle soul.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all.

  4. So sorry for the loss of your mother. May happy memories soon replace the grief. Prayers to the Reichenberger family!

  5. Diana was a good friend. Will miss her.

  6. We are so very sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know her and Jerry back in the days when we were rural Cathay neighbors. Then in Carrington, we had quilting fun together. She was always so pleasant to visit with and was such a nice friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this sad time.

  7. Sending my love and prayers to all Aunt Diana’s family. I loved her and will miss her. I wish I could be there for the service on Friday but I am unable to get time off work. I am thinking of you all.

  8. Diana was such a kind, sweet person. I have fond memories of staying on the Cathay farm for the big Brown family reunion in the mid 90s. She was such a talented seamstress and quilter. I am so sorry Reichenberger and Neumiller families.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers go to Diana’s entire family. We know Diana’s daughter Sharon the best and we believe that Diana’s thoughtfulness and caring live through Sharon and her and Bob’s children. We are confident to say we are blessed by Diana’s life through our connection to her.

  10. Dear Kathy, Jolene, Daryl, and Randy,
    So sorry to hear of Diana’s passing. She was such a beautiful, thoughtful, creative, hard-working, and bubbly person. I am sure she is greatly missed by all who knew her.

  11. My condolences to Diana’s family .She was a very dear friend. Starting in grade school, Sunday school, confirmation with Donavon and Wayne through high school graduation we remained friends. The friendship remained till her passing. I will truly miss her. She was a wonderful gal!


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